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Oscars 2013: Kristen Stewart — why the crutches?

Oscars 2013: Kristen Stewart — why the crutches?
Kristen Stewart departs from the Oscars on crutches Sunday night in Hollywood.
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Kristen Stewart showed up at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday hobbling along on crutches, telling folks on the red carpet only “I’m an idiot” when asked why she was using the orthopedic aids.

She posed for pics on the carpet unassisted, however, and similarly hopped along with Daniel Radcliffe to present the production design Oscar to “Lincoln,” but was photographed using the crutches again as she left the ceremony.

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Her makeup artist, Beau Nelson, had more of the story for People. Kristen “cut the ball of her foot, quite severely, on glass two days ago,” he said.

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Ouch. Not what a person needs before a long night in stiletto heels, even with the healthiest of feet.

Fortunately, a search for appropriate flats to wear with her Reem Acra gown was successful, he said, and Stewart suffered through “a little bit of pain” to do her job onstage. As if wearing any sort of shoes through the Oscar marathon weren’t painful enough!

The show must go on, we suppose, despite pain inflicted by a wayward piece of glass and possibly by those Razzies the night before.

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